The results for the year are not very relevant (2008 seems like in another century)… What is important is the new trend, november and december.
And to my knowledge cars are not shipped by air freight (with the problem of the airport closure…). 😉
According to the Federation of Thai Industries’ Automotive Industry Club, a number of 776,140 units were exported throughout the year, up 12.47 per cent on year. The export value totalled Bt563.5 billion, 17.22 per cent higher than the previous year.
In 2008, they produced 1.394 million cars, up 8.29 per cent on year.
Exports were hit hard in November and December. In the last month, export volume dropped 36.65 per cent on year to 43,273 units, due mainly to a cut in orders from Asia, Australia, Europe, Central America and South America, said Surapong Paisitpatnapong, a spokesman for the club. (Nation)
In value (for december), the drop is… 42,11 %, at 508 millions USD (source same report, but with more details given by Phnom Penh Post)